Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Series Review: The Ugly Side of War

When I first started Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion, I wasn't really expecting much. Still there's definitely something about those first episodes that grab your attention and even though the show has its flaws, I'm still pretty happy with the watch through.

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Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 12: Expected Ending and Little Impact

Oh no, he's dead. We're all going to die. Get revenge. Argh! Kind of close to how this final episode of Angolmois ends up going but I guess I'll give it a proper episode review before thinking about wrapping up this series.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 11: If Warriors Die To Learn Who They Are, These Guys Are Getting A Great Education This Week

The only real question was how many would die when the castle would fall and somehow they managed to make the answer much bigger than anticipated because despite each exile saying they were just going to kill a few Mongols and then leave, the majority of them hung around long enough to face their death, as did the vast majority of the islanders.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 10: Things Are Going About As Well As You Would Expect

Angolmois Episode 10

Battle of the Mountain Castle is an episode where the title explains exactly what you are going to get. And as Angolmois moves back into fighting with a clear battle objective and clear sides, some of the strengths of the series come into play making for a fairly enjoyable episode.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 9: Battle at the Castle

Angolmois Episode 9

Battle of the Mountain Castle is an episode where the title explains exactly what you are going to get. And as Angolmois moves back into fighting with a clear battle objective and clear sides, some of the strengths of the series come into play making for a fairly enjoyable episode.

Libra of Nil Admirari Series Review: Pretty Boys and Books

I can't help but wonder if maybe this story would be more fun if it were interactive and allowed you to follow along with one guy's story rather than chopping and changing to ensure each guy got screen time, but no chance of development.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 8: The Price of Betrayal

Angolmois Episode 8

While this episode was an improvement on last week, and even thought to remind viewers that there are in fact reinforcements coming (I'd almost forgotten that they only had to hold out for a certain time assuming the reinforcements arrived), there's still a definite feeling that things are just getting drawn out now.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 7: Safety?

Angolmois remains perhaps one of the ugliest anime I've actually sat through, and the story really has come screeching to a halt in the mid-section, and yet there's something about the story that continues to compel. Still, there's plenty this week that makes me wonder why I'm still watching.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 6: Division

Angolmois Episode 6

With the remainders of the army and the exiles momentarily unified in their desperation to survive, it is now the divisions in the Mongol army that are being exploited. That said, even with the infighting, the Japanese are really outnumbered here.

Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 5: A Reason To Fight

Angolmois Episode 5

This episode of Angolmois is working hard to establish the desperate situation the citizens of the island and Jinzaburou have found themselves in while also attempting to fill in some backstory that I guess was meant to make me like him more as a character. I'll get the comment about the ugliness of the filter out … Continue reading Angolmois: Record Of Mongol Invasion Episode 5: A Reason To Fight